A little late for a White Christmas


That, right there, is Tokyo station in the midst of the Blizzard of 2013, a mild dusting of snow in any of the colder capitals of the world (I’m looking at you, Seoul, DC, Moscow and others!), but works out to be a huge ordeal in Tokyo. 7-Eleven apparently didn’t get any shipments this morning, so no rice ball for me for lunch today.

First world problems and all that. You’re probably living a pretty good life when the biggest worry of your day is that you can’t eat the same thing for lunch that you always do and have to eat something different.

The biggest problem, though, was that yesterday was Coming of Age Day, where all the people who turned 20 in the last year go to a ceremony (where the ceremony is held depends on your local city government… Those who live in Urayasu city can go to Disneyland!) and celebrate now becoming an adult. You can imagine that this once-in-a-lifetime ceremony where many young women undergo a nearly 2 hour process of getting into a kimono being interrupted by snow was not entirely popular. But hey, makes for some good photos! And me? I was at work, because… What else would I be doing?

Well, time to begin another adventure, but just figured I’d leave share some of the snowy excitement!

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